afterwards i returned home, buying some paper leaf litter bags along the way. i raked the leaves in the backyard and swept the front sidewalk. i also moved the air conditioner (which had been sitting in my kitchen) down into the basement. back inside i planned on relaxing with some corn chips but accidently dumped the partially eaten clam dip into the kitchen sink when i tried to pouring some excess liquid out. i immediately went across the street to the supermarket to buy a new container of clam dip but they were all out (is somebody have a party?); i had to settle for french onion dip, which is nothing like clam dip.
i answered a knock on my door. it was my neighbor renee. "welcome back!" she said, and after a pause, added, "i need your help again." i grabbed my shoes and went next door. her computer was misbehaving again. the issue this time: since she switched from cablemodem to dsl, she hasn't been able to get her e-mails. when i got to her machine, that wasn't the only problem however: the virus protection software she installed was warning her of at least one infection. i tried to fix that first, but the computer wouldn't recognize her sysadmin password, so i just fixed the e-mail issue, which had something to do with setting up a new dsl account (verizon should've done this for her). problem solved, i returned home to a prepared dinner (who dropped it off when i was at the movies) that heated up in the microwave.